Aster (Tatarian) 'Jindai'
Size: 1 gallon pot
Light: Full Sun
Huge spikes of flowers for fall butterflies and pollinators
Photo by Lurie Garden
The cultivar ‘Jindai‘ was discovered at the Jin-Dai Botanical Garden in Tokyo, Japan and is characterized by its short stature, reaching only 3-4 ft. tall, compared to the species, which can reach 7-8 ft. in height. Plants grow best in full-sun and well-drained soils; in ideal growing conditions A. ‘Jindai‘ can rapidly spread by rhizome.
In September-November, A. tataricus ‘Jindai‘ produces profusions of flowers possessing purple rays surrounding mustard-yellow centers. Besides bringing cool purple color to the fall garden, ‘Jinadi’ provides excellent late-season foraging for bee and butterfly pollinators. (Source: Lurie Garden)